eBulletin Volume 35 - Issue 28- 26 February 2021
President - Tony Laycock 0432769837
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We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Canterbury Centre
2 Rochester Road
Canterbury, VIC  3126
0418 444 274
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Last Meeting - 15 February 2021
In a flash the Club went back into full lock down mode and held the scheduled Club meeting via Zoom and it was great to see so many members and friends Zooming-in to hear the work of Team Vista a project run by Kerrie Anne Frost (see below for a full report).
There were lots of matters of interest raised at the meeting:
  • Tony Laycock advised that District 9800 Governor Nominee (Designate), to serve as Governor in 2023-2024, will be Past President Ron Payne (Deb), nominated by the Rotary Club of Eaglehawk.
  • Bob Lambert updated us on a Rotary 100 project which involves dismantling old playground equipment and organising it to be re-homed. Glenferrie RC is leading this project and our Club will be looking to assist with a playground dismantling in July
  • Jenni indicated that Busyfeet classes will resume on 3 March
  • Rosemary advised that an International Women's Day Breakfast will be held at the Amora Hotel on 11 March. Please contact Rosemary or Lili-Ann if you are able to attend (please see further details below)
  • Ross indicated that the "crocs" that had been provided by DIK have now been distributed to three very grateful organisations - well done Ross
  • There has been a meeting of the Vocational Committee chaired by Rosemary and they are looking to conduct Club member vocational visits to work sites/locations. Please contact Rosemary if you have a suggestion of a site/location to visit.
  • Jenni has been contacted by a young lady who is participating in the Duke of Edinburgh program and would appreciate members keeping the young lady in mild as a volunteer on our projects.
  • Val and Doug wish to advise that the revised date for the FORaMEAL repacking at the factory in Dandenong has been set as Tuesday 2 March.
    Address is
    Factory 4 
    No. 9 Monterey Road
    Meet at 6.00 and then grab a bite afterwards.
Congrats to our Sergeant Steve Wylie for introducing us to Rotary On-line Bingo - it was lots of fun.
We had a very enjoyable lunch last Sunday at the Dish and Spoon restaurant in Camberwell - thanks to Lili-Ann for organising the day.
Last Week's Speaker - Kerrie Anne Frost

Our speaker came to us when Kerry Anne, a member of the Rotary Club of Camberwell  shared a post at the Camberwell Market with our President Tony.

Kerry Anne is Director of a small project, auspiced by Global Development Group, a non government organisation (NGO) called Team Vista, located in Moshi, Tanzania in the Kaloleni Ward. The ward surrounds the town’s rubbish dump, and Team Vista’s goal is to elevate the children’s living standard through helping them understand  the value of education and also enable them to be protected from abuse and manipulation.

Kerry Anne became involved through her son, who went to teach for a year in Moshi not long after she was widowed ten years ago. By visiting her son there during his stay, Kerry Anne became deeply involved with the NGO and how it is  carrying out humanitarian projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty.

Kerry Anne has four sons here and also mothers 9 sons in at Team Vista, who have no  other parents. She strives to show all the children that there is an alternative to eking out an existence foraging from the tip and is extremely proud of the boys and girls who have shown talent and achieved university degrees or highly sought after trades. Kerry Anne showed us a video showing the wretched rubbish dump and homes and, in contrast, the  newer buildings that allow education and housing of children who accept the challenge to change their lives (with a backing song of John Lennon’s “Imagine” which was so poignantly appropriate).

Several moving stories, such as of the newly qualified doctor, the electrician, the deaf sewers’ shop and the ten year old child pimped by her mother were told with the pathos of a parent. We saw the large, new, wash house built through help from the Rotary Clubs of Jamestown, New York and Camberwell, Victoria. The Hornsby NSW Rotary Club has contributed too, but my notes couldn’t keep up to notate their effort.

In school, classes comprise 60-70 children, so the keen ones form tutor groups after school to improve their progress. Kerry Anne visited, until COVID-19,  twice a year, and she  despairs at the slow progress when she can only communicate from a distance, and the bureaucratic burdens imposed on goods donated from DIK and others.

A contribution of $US20 a month supports a primary (5-14 years) or secondary student, and  it is $US1500 for university sponsorship (where, in addition, a laptop and phone are necessary tools).

Whilst this project is only 100 km from Gemma’s school we learned about last year, it is both very different and similarly worthy.

Thank you Kerry Anne for  changing to Zoom at late notice and for providing us with an amazing insight into your work and life.

 Global Development Group has  Australian approved charitable status. If you wish to help, contact Kerry Anne at and look at their work through and  

Next Week's Speaker - Dr Jim Donaldson
The book upon which Dr Jim Donaldson's talk will be based was a study of the major rivers of New South Wales, west of the Great Divide, the pastoral expansion of sheep and cattle into aboriginal lands, the rise of commercial markets, the difficulties of overland transport of wool and rations for pastoral stations and developing townships, and the advantages taken by steamer river traffic to solve the problems of these isolated communities and to open up new pastoral country.
Obviously, the ongoing problems of water and land use, and the management of the Murray -Darling river waters persist, as do the ongoing problems with the treatment of aboriginals etc.
Many of the present difficulties, arose in these early days of Colonial expansion, and have remained basically unsolved or unheeded. An adequate knowledge of past history is often a clue to solving the present and future problems of the day.
James Donaldson was born in Edinburgh Scotland, in 1935, and educated at the Royal High School of Edinburgh. In 1951 he immigrated to Australia, and worked on sheep and wheat properties in New South Wales for six years. He attended the University of Sydney in preparation for ordination into the Ministry of the Church.
There he graduated Bachelor of Arts and with a post-graduate Bachelor of Divinity, with First Class Honours and with the award of the University Medal in 1969.  Later, he studied for the degree of Master of Theology in Melbourne, and a Doctorate in San Francisco in the USA in 1979.
He was Minister at Belconnen in the ACT; Chaplain at Knox Grammar School in Sydney and Senior Minister at Toorak Uniting Church in Melbourne. He was Senior Army Chaplain for the Uniting Church in Victoria, and retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of Lt-Colonel, and with the Award of the Reserve Forces Decoration. He was Visiting Scholar at the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1993.
He has a keen interest in the reading of history, especially in Scotland and Australia, the pastoral heritage of sheep, of shearing machinery and travelling around woolsheds. Fortunately he is still on a learning curve. 
International Women's Day Event - Amora Hotel
An International Women's Day Breakfast is being held at the Amora Hotel on 11 March commencing at 6.50 am.
Please see the details below.
Bookings can be made using the following link:
Canterbury Rotary Lunch Group - Week Commencing  1 March 2021
Wed 10 MarHarp Hotel636 High Street East Kew
The Canterbury Rotary Club lunch usually meets bi-weekly for a meal and some fun.
David Zrna looks after the reservations for the lunch group. Please contact David at  or on 0467033092 to advise that you will be coming to a lunch.
Rotary Leadership Institute
Maling Road Movies
Roll up, roll up! Maling Road Movie Nights are here!
Each Saturday evening from now until the end of February, Theatre Place is set to transform into an outdoor cinema!
Brought to you by the Maling Road Business Association, come and enjoy a family-friendly movie from 6pm or a film aimed at adults from 8.30pm.
As a VIP subscriber to Maling Road, you have first opportunity to book your tickets before it opens to the public
COVIDSafe measures will be in place at each event. Attendees are asked to follow the directions of the Victorian Chief Health Officer.
Sessions are free, however spaces are limited and bookings are essential. The first movie night is Saturday 16 February at 6.30 pm
Subject to weather conditions.
Helpful Links
Below are a number of links to websites that may be useful references.
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting - Harmony Day
Canterbury Centre
Mar 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
FORaMEAL Multi Club Packing Event
Amora Hotel
Mar 31, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries (if your birthday is not recorded it is because the Club does not have it on our system)
Member Birthdays
Cathie Macmillan
March 9
John McCaskill
March 25
Join Date
Edward Waghorne
March 1, 1996
25 years
Nora Ley
March 4, 1997
24 years
Rob Simpson
March 11, 2008
13 years
Rose Stewart
March 16, 2020
1 year
Jennifer Nankervis
March 18, 2014
7 years
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Surrey Hills Physiotherapy Centre
Visit our website for more details of the treatment and services offered.
1/109 Union Rd, Surrey Hills VIC, 3127. We are located just south of the Surrey Hills railway station, with parking available in Peppercorn Lane, Union Road or Windsor Crescent.
To book an appointment, email us at or telephone 9899 0399
         George Pesnikas
         Mobile 0424 657 700
         Highly recommended by Val and Patrick Cunniffe